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Tina Fey Answers Questions From the No-Obligation Book Club

Hi, Bookies: Between the end of shooting season 6 of 30 Rock and the beginning of shooting its final season, Tina Fey filmed the big-screen comedy Admission, which also stars Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen (a.k.a. Liz Lemon’s destiny-delivered “settling soul mate,” Wesley Snipes). And in between the end of shooting the movie and whatever is next on her agenda […]

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Gone Girl: Boy Loses Girl

Hi there, Bookies: First, are you feeling the same way that I am—that you can’t read fast enough? This book is like a good episode of Lost. It’s been a while since I’ve read such a true page-turner. I am currently on vacation—at the beach with my family for a few days—and my head has been buried in this book. […]

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It’s Pick-Your-August-Book Time

Happy Fourth of July, Bookies! I hope you savor the barbecue and fireworks, and then it’s time to think about August—or, at least, what we’ll be reading in August. Our leader next month will be Claudia Bloom. A longtime research editor on the print side of Real Simple—she’s practically been with the magazine since its start—Claudia also led our club […]

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Hello, and Welcome to Gone Girl!

Hi there, Bookies! I’m Emily Schroeder and I work in the business development group for RealSimple.com. I will be your July book club leader, and I am very excited that Gone Girl won the poll (it was my first choice!). Like Maura said, I recently moved (as in, just a few days ago), so I welcome the distraction from unpacking […]

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Answer This Question and You Might Be in the October Issue

Howdy, Bookies: I have a question for you from our friends down the hall on the print side of Real Simple. For the book club page in the October issue, they would like you to answer this: What book sparks the most interesting conversation? Post your answer below—with the name of the book, the author, and a bit on why […]

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Two Important Announcements, Bookies

First off, our July book: It was a resounding win for Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, a twisting, turning, zooming-up-the-charts thriller. You’ll hear a little more about it when our July discussion leader, RS.com Business Development Associate Emily Schroeder, introduces herself a bit later this week and sets up the reading schedule. (Emily and her family moved just this weekend and they […]

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Gail Simmons on Her New Book, Food Blogs, and Her Secret Sauce

You probably know Gail Simmons as the sweet but tough judge on Top Chef. Or maybe you’ve seen her hosting the show’s spinoff, Top Chef: Just Desserts. But as Gail reveals in her recently released memoir, Talking With My Mouth Full, it was a long, difficult culinary journey to get to where she is today—including attending culinary school, working as […]

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July Book Poll Closing

Voted yet, Bookies? Just wanted to remind you that you have until 11:59 p.m. ET this Sunday, June 24, to pick one of the four books below. A recap: All four are thrillers, of very different sorts, chosen by July discussion leader Emily Schroeder, who facilitates RealSimple.com’s strategic partnerships. Check them out, then cast your vote. Can’t wait to start […]

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I Totally Meant to Do That: Surface

Well, hello there, Bookies! Did you finish? How did you like it? Do you think Jane has truly “surfaced” during this last part—and are you all ready to move to New York or are you running straight for the comforts of the South? I must confess, I spent one night this week Googling Jane. And trust me, if you want […]

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I Totally Meant to Do That: Sink

Hi there, Bookies! Hope everyone is here and ready to chat about the second part of I Totally Meant to Do That. “Sink” is a very appropriate title for this second part, wouldn’t you agree? Not only is Jane dealing with the pangs of independence that are associated with post-college life, but it’s the toll of trying to find her geographic […]

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